Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Feb 2015
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Member since 24 Dec 2013
Total posts 120
It won't be easy finding business class award seats for January. Where you end up flying to and who with may not be your choice and might be dependent entirely on which routes has award seats available.
Member since 07 Jan 2011
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Have a read of this article - https://www.ausbt.com.au/how-to-fly-round-the-world-using-qantas-frequent-flyer-points
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 352
I would suggest visiting Africa and select Asian countries as they are not too cold and New Zealand is probably one of the warmer ones when visiting in the beginning of the year. Oneworld awards could be few and far between in Jan. Definitely suggest flying business to and from HK or other oneworld hubs (Japan, Finland, Qatar) if your into trying new airlines and lounges at new airports.
Member since 18 Jul 2015
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Hoi An is a good spot for getting hand made clothes and shoes. Sunshine Hotel in particular, windows on all bedrooms and a restaurant across the road
Member since 30 Apr 2018
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I just got back from on of these trips and it was great. Finnair is a great option that had loads of availability, and I thoroughly recommend Helsinki as a stopover option.
Your toughest J availability is always the flights in and out of Australia, so i'd suggest nailing those first, and then build your trip around that. Also, BA business class is the least desirable of the One World airlines, IMO, avoid them if you can.
Have a great trip, it'll be damned hard to go back down the back afterwards!
I used to fly frequently in the past and had enough points for 2 x RTW First Class FF tickets every year. As jace74 said re availablitly, what we found was to get the RTW starting somewhere else, usually Tokyo which was easier to get the OW flights from as a base point and used points or a cheap price to get to Tokyo as a separate ticket. (Spent New Years Day in Tokyo for a few years!) Just a tip if it makes it easier.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 04 Mar 2019
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Hi jace74 we are currently viewing a Finnair special fare for Business RTW. Can you recommend flying with Finnair? Also did you do your own booking or through an agent. Thanks!
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